Review of Miss Wyoming


From Miami Herald

by Ellen Kanner

Though couched as a classic boy-gets-girl, boy-loses-girl story, Miss Wyoming is really about seeking meaning and identity in a society courting the vacuous. Coupland made this the subtext of his previous novel, Girlfriend in a Coma, but handles it more confidently and playfully here. He lades on the hip cultural references, of course, but beneath the brand names, there's a warning: Generation X is getting older but not necessarily smarter.